Arden Key is making strides, quite literally, in his recovery from shoulder surgery.
LSU’s star pass-rusher is doing some light running recently as he tries to make his way back for the start of the regular season, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Coach Ed Orgeron already made it known eight days ago on Day 1 of SEC Media Days that Key won’t be ready for the start of fall training camp, which begins on July 31.
“We won’t know nothing for a while there,” Orgeron said. “This is going to be a rehab that’s going to take some time. We don’t have a time limit on it, but as far as everything we’re hearing, it’s going to be fine. I don’t know when he’ll be back or what time he’ll be back. He will not be (ready for camp) for sure.”
Whether Key, who set LSU’s single-season record with 12 sacks last season, is able to make it back by the team’s season opener against BYU on Sept. 2 is still up in the air.
Still, Orgeron seemed optimistic that the injury wouldn’t extend into the regular season and that Key would be ready for that game against the Cougars.
“I don’t think it’s going to be that long,” Orgeron said. “I don’t think we can hold Arden that long. If he’s ready for the first game, he’ll be ready. But if he’s not, he’s not. I think it’ll be week-by-week.”